Flam (Norway)

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2019-08-22 00:35

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Flam is a small port village (population under 500) located in Flamsdalen, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjorden, a branch of Sognefjorden. It is situated in Aurland municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.

Flam (Norway) cruise port

Flam Church was built in 1670. The construction of Flam Line was financed by parliament in 1923. The decision to build the line was made in 1908. In 1942 ordinary operation of trains started on Flam Line. Cruise ships stayed on the fjord in the 1960s. The "new pier" was referred to in a Norwegian Government-issued document from 2000. The closest airport is Sogndal Airport, Haukasen, located approx 70 km (43 mi) from the cruise port. E16 highway from Oslo to Bergen runs through Flam. The route is approx 7 km (4,3 mi) southwest of Aurlandsvangen's downtown, 12 km (7,5 mi) south of Undredal, and 15 km (9,3 mi) east of Gudvangen (through Gudvanga Tunnel).

Flam has been a tourist destination since late-19th-century. Today it receives nearly 450,000 visitors per year. Most tourists ride the 20-km (12-mi) long Flam Line between (linking with Myrdal) ranked one of world's steepest railway tracks (at 1 in 18). There are a few spirals, as well. The former rail station building currently houses a museum dedicated to the railway (Flamsbana).

Among the newest cruise tourist attractions is the fully electric tour boat (launched in 2018) MS Future of the Fjords - LOA length 42 m (138 ft), with floor-ceiling windows and outdoor slanted promenades accessing all decks. The other large tour boat (hybrid vessel (Vision of the Fjords) is a hybrid ferry (running on LNG and MGO).

Main cruising season runs March through October. The harbor receives around 160 cruise ship calls per year. In recent years, cruise port's constant growth made it a year-round destination. In 2018, it scheduled 153 ship calls and ~250,000 passengers. For season 2019 were scheduled 159 ship calls (from the initially booked 176 berthings. SInce 2018, Port Flam limits cruise passengers' capacity to max 5,000 (in port at once).

Flam cruise terminal

Large cruise ships to Flam dock on a wharf in the harbor area. The wharf is located at short walking distance from the port. Before the year 2000 (when the "cruise pier" was inaugurated), cruise vessels used to stay anchored on the fjord without reaching the port.

Flam (Norway) cruise port

Occasionally, passengers are transported to the railway station via the ship's tender boats.

Flam (Norway) cruise ship terminal

The port plans a cruise pier expansion (up to 160 m / 525 ft) and building new bollard (short post for mooring lines).

Flam tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

The Flam Line (Flamsbana) is a scenic railroad between Flam and Myrdal. The line is a branch of the Bergen Line (Bergensbanen), runs through the Flamsdalen valley and connects the mainline with Sognefjorden.

  • The line has 1 bridge, 20 tunnels and 10 stations.
  • The railroad's length is 20 km (13 ml), its elevation difference 863 m (2831 ft) and the max slope is 5,5%. The steep incline (1 to 18, fjord to mountaintop) and the amazing views of the passing unique countryside make the Flam Line Norway's 3rd most visited by tourists attraction.
  • Flam Line's departures are 10 per day during high tourist season (May through September) and 5 per day during the rest of the year.

Port Flam cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Flam, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 June, 2019
Sunday
Cruise and Maritime Voyages Cruises cruise lineCMV Columbus08:0020:00
3 June, 2019
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
4 June, 2019
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura08:0018:00
4 June, 2019
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmadea08:0014:00
5 June, 2019
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Meraviglia08:0019:00
5 June, 2019
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind15:0020:00
6 June, 2019
Thursday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineMS Deutschland08:0014:00
7 June, 2019
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam07:0017:00
7 June, 2019
Friday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer09:0019:00
8 June, 2019
Saturday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Preziosa09:0019:00
9 June, 2019
Sunday
Costa Cruises Cruises cruise lineCosta Mediterranea08:0016:00
10 June, 2019
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam07:0018:00
10 June, 2019
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit09:0019:00
11 June, 2019
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia08:0017:00
12 June, 2019
Wednesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBoudicca
12 June, 2019
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Poesia07:0018:00
13 June, 2019
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Pearl08:0017:00
15 June, 2019
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Jupiter
17 June, 2019
Monday
Mystic Cruises Cruises cruise lineWorld Explorer08:0018:00
17 June, 2019
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas08:0017:00
18 June, 2019
Tuesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sky
18 June, 2019
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineSapphire Princess07:0016:00
19 June, 2019
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Meraviglia08:0019:00
20 June, 2019
Thursday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer06:0017:00
20 June, 2019
Thursday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Victoria08:0017:00
23 June, 2019
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Spirit12:0021:00
24 June, 2019
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Spirit09:0017:00
25 June, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind07:0009:00
25 June, 2019
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzura07:0018:00
25 June, 2019
Tuesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Zenith11:0021:00
26 June, 2019
Wednesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBalmoral
26 June, 2019
Wednesday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Poesia08:0018:00
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